Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms

Proceedings of HMM2012

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4131-7 (Print) 978-94-007-4132-4 (Online)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-18

  2. Section I: History of Institutions

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      Pages 1-1

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      A Social Network Model for Innovation in Early Aviation History

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      Pages 21-38

      Franz Reuleaux and the Rhenish Roots of Mechanism Theory

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      Pages 39-53

      The Birth of the Moscow School of Applied Mechanics in the 2nd Half of the 19th Century and the Early 20th Century

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      Pages 55-68

      Royal Manufactures Promoted by the Spanish Crown during the 18th and 19th Centuries: An Approach to European Industrialisation

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      Pages 69-79

      The Influence of the Society of Jesus on the Spread of European Mechanical Knowledge in China in the XVIth and XVIIth Centuries

  3. Section II: Biographical Contributions

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      Pages 81-81

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      Pages 83-105

      Jang Yeong-sil: Inventor of the Striking Clepsydra during the Reign of King Sejong in Joseon

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      Pages 107-121

      Kurt Rauh: Saxon Mechanism Theory Brought to Aachen

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      Pages 123-134

      About Karl Hoecken and Some of His Works on Mechanisms

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      Pages 135-144

      Gioacchino Russo – A Versatile Scientist

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      Pages 145-158

      Applied Mechanics: The Information Sheets of Professor Leonid Smirnov

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      Pages 159-169

      Konstantin Frolov Continuing the Soviet School Traditions on MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science)

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      Pages 171-182

      Francisc Viliam Kovács – Leader in the Development of Mechanisms and Robotics in Romania

  4. Section III: History of Technical Systems

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      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-198

      An Examination of the Mechanisms of Movement in Heron of Alexandria’s On Automaton-Making

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      Pages 199-211

      The Mystery of the Defense Chain Mechanism of Constantinople

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      Pages 213-228

      Structural Synthesis of the Ancient Chinese Zhuge Repeating Crossbow

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      Pages 229-250

      Clocks and Dials with Automata: The Mosaic of Qasr El-Lebya

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      Pages 251-259

      The Drawings of Machines by the Great Architects of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras

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      Pages 261-275

      Cultural Heritages in Aterno Valley (Italy): Historical Watermills for Cereals Grinding

  5. Section IV: History of Technical Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 277-277

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      Pages 279-292

      The Front Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism

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      Pages 293-307

      The Historical-Technological Study of Monumental Tower Clocks: The Town Hall Clock of Alcalá la Real, Jaén (Spain)

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